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Pasteque et Fiasco (Watermelon and Fiasco)

© Estate of Gino Severini / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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© Estate of Gino Severini / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Gino Severini

Italian, 1883-1966

Pasteque et Fiasco (Watermelon and Fiasco), ca. 1916-1920

collage

sheet: 21 3/4 x 29 5/8 inches (55.24 x 75.25 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

A. Conger Goodyear Fund, 1964

1964:7

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Inscriptions

signature / lower right / G. Severini

Provenance

the artist;
Galeire Au Pont des Arts;
Galerie Beyeler, Basel;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1964

Class

Collages (visual works)

Work Type

Collage (visual work)

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

Gino Severini officially joined the Futurist movement in 1910. However, his interest in the machines that were a favorite subject of many other Futurist artists quickly waned, and he chose to express Futurist theories utilizing other subject matter, such as dancers in cafés and political conflict. In 1916, Severini detached himself from the Futurist movement to join Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Juan Gris in exploring the visual possibilities of Cubism. He was most interested in their experimentations with collage and the incorporation of found imagery. Severini became an important link between artists working in France and those in Italy, and by 1920 he began dividing his time between Paris and Rome.

Label from Picasso: The Artist and His Models, November 5, 2016–February 19, 2017

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